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Fleetwood Mac — Walk a Thin Line
Album: Tusk
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Released: 1979
Length: 3:42
Plays (last 30 days): 2
I've seen so many things that made me wonder
But sometimes it's hard to tell
I said
"Take your time"
But no one was listening
I walk a thin line

They told me that I never would recover
Still some say they knew me well
I said
"Stay by my side"
But no one said nothin'
I walk a thin line

And I said
"Please Turn the tide"
But no one was listening
I walk a thin line

And I said
"Fate takes time"
But no one was listening
I walk a thin line.
Comments (87)add comment
 Silvervanman wrote:
Why did 3 people feel the need to post that gif one after another. (Imagine a puzzled emotything here, as I can't see one in the collection, they're too small to make out, and moving too much..)
 









Why did 3 people feel the need to post that gif one after another. (Imagine a puzzled emotything here, as I can't see one in the collection, they're too small to make out, and moving too much..)
Lol!

 
zaebb wrote:
 Proclivities wrote:

dance
 

 

Seems all together, and sadly, fitting right now as so many disregard the warnings around this Covid-19 pandemic.

Very thankful to still be able to turn to RP as a soothing tonic in these difficult times.
I wish safety and health to Bill and Rebecca, RP staff and families, and to all listening... hell to all who don't know any better and still listen to pop pap. *wry grin* Let's hope we all get through this.
 tonyjory wrote:


 
oh okay, let's do this again.
This is an interesting song. And not that entertaining. The breaking up inside thing... that's rough.
 tonyjory wrote:
I have loved Fleetwood Mac ever since Peter Green left and I want to marry Stevie Nicks and Christine McVey
They are sheer class.

 

 zaebb wrote:
 Proclivities wrote:

dance
 

 

OMG, the expressive faces of all involved made me laugh hard.
The band was all messed up when it did this album. 
 Proclivities wrote:

dance
 

 xman222 wrote:
one of the best on this album

Can't decide if that's scary or just sad.


Meh - still liked Buckingham Nicks and Fleetwood Mac better before they merged.
Where's Peter Green when you need him?
What a dreary piece of music - why? 
 skindy wrote:
I appreciate this album SO much more now than when I first bought it in 1979-1980 (on vinyl, of course!) {#Music}

 
We got it on 8-track for 99 cents!
I wouldn't listen to it everyday but RP doesn't do that, so it goes in my + category with a 6.

FM have some very stellar older stuff.  Unfortunately, this isn't one of them.
 Chumbawamba-1984 wrote:
Tedious would be a nice comment.
 
dance
Lindsay's music has always been hit-or-miss with me.  This is a solid 3,
{#Doh}
This is one of the songs that made me shelve the album and take it out of rotation.  Its hard to endure a song you don't really like on vinyl just to enjoy the rest.  Its easier to not play the album.
 hayduke2 wrote:
it's good reading music comments, you can scroll down to all the messages shared by sweet people from who knows how many years ago, and maybe even written under intimate circumstances within our funny lives       peace : )
 
Thanks, hayduke2!  Everybody in my hotel room loves this song, and this double album is amazing...
 Chumbawamba-1984 wrote:
Tedious would be a nice comment.

 
No, it would simply be annoying.
 Kaisersosay wrote:
Hmmm I remember having some fun to this song and album.......mmmmgood times....

 
I was just sitting here thinking about this song and what memories it brings back,,,,,,,I had the same thought 6 years ago ,,wow time flys
You are killing it today!!!!!! AWESOME!!!!!! Fleetwood Mac is beautiful{#Guitarist}{#Cowboy}{#Hug}
 hayduke2 wrote:

it's good reading music comments, you can scroll down to all the messages shared by sweet people from who knows how many years ago, and maybe even written under intimate circumstances within our funny lives       peace : )

 
I think we should tell more stories.
I appreciate this album SO much more now than when I first bought it in 1979-1980 (on vinyl, of course!) {#Music}
one of the best on this album
Awsum
except for him, like this song, can't handle LB 
Lindsey Buckingham is a very good songwriter.  I enjoy the pacing of his compositions.
Such a classic album - it never gets old.
Tedious would be a nice comment.
 Skydog wrote:
I have to admit that I have never heard this song before.
I tuned out Fleetwood Mac back then, I thought they were pretenders and posers. 
I gave it a 7. 

 
Their legitimate pop greatness was overshadowed by their horribly annoying popularity. 
 (former member) wrote:


Oh, yes, this is one of the sweet ones from Tusk...  great melody, instruments, rhythm, lyrics—  this song sneaks up on you, and suddenly you realize hey this song is great!

 
it's good reading music comments, you can scroll down to all the messages shared by sweet people from who knows how many years ago, and maybe even written under intimate circumstances within our funny lives       peace : )
Deconstructed Fleetwood Mac, ala Lindsey Buckingham. Good, good stuff.
 
Nice album to relax with {#Chillpill}
Uncelebrated gem from a fine album. Thanks for playing it.
I have to admit that I have never heard this song before.
I tuned out Fleetwood Mac back then, I thought they were pretenders and posers. 
I gave it a 7. 
Not what Warner Bros. was expecting after "Rumors". Kudos to Fleetwood Mac for delivering a complex and decidedly non-commercial follow-up.
one of the best.albums.ever.
Tusk is one of the most innovative albums ever produced!  Love it!
 citizenkeith wrote:

In Cath Carrol's excellent book, "Never Break The Chain, Fleetwood Mac and the Making of Rumors," various members of FM admitted that Tusk is one of their favorite albums... I don't have the book in front of me, but in the very least I recall Mick Fleetwood speaking highly of Tusk. With some distance, I think the band sees the album differently then they did in the 80s.

 
Even though I never entirely warmed to this double-diskt, I always respected the production quality and recognized the effort they put forth.

gorgeous song...  and this really is a fine double album...
 
Everybody in my bathroom loves this song












NOT! 
boring
 Roguewarer wrote:
Kind of just trudges along, don't it? whatever...

 
Yeah, totally plodding. Not feeling this one, Mick.

Everybody in my church loves this song...
 
Kind of just trudges along, don't it? whatever...
 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Nice post. I think this album caused a lot of strife within the band; I saw them ca 1982 and Lindsey said something about the record and Stevie leaned in and said "The album nobody likes."
 
I remember though that when the single Tusk was released, they talked about how Mick spent a year working alone on the drum tracks for the album before the rest of the band was involved, so I don't think it's totally a Buckingham-dominated effort. 
 
In Cath Carrol's excellent book, "Never Break The Chain, Fleetwood Mac and the Making of Rumors," various members of FM admitted that Tusk is one of their favorite albums... I don't have the book in front of me, but in the very least I recall Mick Fleetwood speaking highly of Tusk. With some distance, I think the band sees the album differently then they did in the 80s.

nicely put.

 romeotuma wrote:


This really is a quietly fantastic song...

 
 




This really is a quietly fantastic song...

 


This is a great song from a perfect album...  love it...

 
 Cynaera wrote:
While I adore Lindsey Buckingham's talent, I rather resented the way he dominated the direction of this album.  So much individual talent in that band, but with one Svengali, it became a sort of quirky, sometimes incomprehensible mess.  It has its high points (I love "Sara") and its low ones (which I don't remember because they're pretty low.)

Lindsey is a fireball - talented and multi-faceted like David Lindley. He should go back to being a solo artist, because he doesn't play nice with the other kids.  (I often wonder if he's part of the reason Christine McVie left the band.)

Still, I like this song - very understated and emotional.
 
Interesting. With all the Fleetwood/Nicks Affair melodrama and The Breakup of the McVies distracting the rest of the band, Lindsey stayed home and tended to business, so Tusk has his fingerprints all over it. I for one am grateful. Yes, it's massive, sprawling, and leaks at the edges. So what? It's 90% pure Buckingham genius.

I'm unfamiliar with him being portrayed as a fireball Svengali—quite a description!—so I'll take your word for it.

 Cynaera wrote:
While I adore Lindsey Buckingham's talent, I rather resented the way he dominated the direction of this album.  So much individual talent in that band, but with one Svengali, it became a sort of quirky, sometimes incomprehensible mess.  It has its high points (I love "Sara") and its low ones (which I don't remember because they're pretty low.)

Lindsey is a fireball - talented and multi-faceted like David Lindley. He should go back to being a solo artist, because he doesn't play nice with the other kids.  (I often wonder if he's part of the reason Christine McVie left the band.)

Still, I like this song - very understated and emotional.
 
Nice post. I think this album caused a lot of strife within the band; I saw them ca 1982 and Lindsey said something about the record and Stevie leaned in and said "The album nobody likes."
 
I remember though that when the single Tusk was released, they talked about how Mick spent a year working alone on the drum tracks for the album before the rest of the band was involved, so I don't think it's totally a Buckingham-dominated effort. 
 Cynaera wrote:
While I adore Lindsey Buckingham's talent, I rather resented the way he dominated the direction of this album.  So much individual talent in that band, but with one Svengali, it became a sort of quirky, sometimes incomprehensible mess.  It has its high points (I love "Sara") and its low ones (which I don't remember because they're pretty low.)

Lindsey is a fireball - talented and multi-faceted like David Lindley. He should go back to being a solo artist, because he doesn't play nice with the other kids.  (I often wonder if he's part of the reason Christine McVie left the band.)

Still, I like this song - very understated and emotional.
 


This song is soooo good for the heart...  love it...

 
While I adore Lindsey Buckingham's talent, I rather resented the way he dominated the direction of this album.  So much individual talent in that band, but with one Svengali, it became a sort of quirky, sometimes incomprehensible mess.  It has its high points (I love "Sara") and its low ones (which I don't remember because they're pretty low.)

Lindsey is a fireball - talented and multi-faceted like David Lindley. He should go back to being a solo artist, because he doesn't play nice with the other kids.  (I often wonder if he's part of the reason Christine McVie left the band.)

Still, I like this song - very understated and emotional.


Hmmm I remember having some fun to this song and album.......mmmmgood times....
Best song on Tusk. Oh, what might have been if the band hadn't disintegrated.
Naboo!  Are you in a shamanic trance?

Naboo

....no, just listening to Fleetwood Mac
 alph wrote:
I didn't even know Jack White was in Fleetwood Mac.
 

Ouch!
 On_The_Beach wrote:
This album didn't have a chance. Following "Rumours" which was probably the biggest selling album in history at the time (or close to it) was an impossible task. All things considered it was a pretty decent effort; some have called it Fleetwood Mac's White Album. The wheels did start to come off after this, however. From Peter Green to Stevie Nicks and all points in between, has any band had more personnel changes and a wider and more diverse body of work?
 

At this point, they bad wasn't really even talking. This is more of a "Lindsay locking himself in a bathroom and recording an album with huge piles of blow" concept album. At least some good tunes were churned out.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDCB021kRv0

"The Mac are Bullsh*t munchers!"


This is a fine song...  love it...


I didn't even know Jack White was in Fleetwood Mac.
Ok, but I really love 'beautiful child' off of this disc.
This album didn't have a chance. Following "Rumours" which was probably the biggest selling album in history at the time (or close to it) was an impossible task. All things considered it was a pretty decent effort; some have called it Fleetwood Mac's White Album. The wheels did start to come off after this, however. From Peter Green to Stevie Nicks and all points in between, has any band had more personnel changes and a wider and more diverse body of work?
That really takes me back. I can't find my Tusk LP, so you better keep playing it. 



soooo smooooth...  love it...


 romeotuma wrote:


This song is soooo good for the ears...
 




love it...




This song is soooo good for the ears...


 kcar wrote:


. . . . .the use of a marching band (Stanford's?) . . . . 

I used to have this record and recall it being the USC marching band.  the music is pretty classic.  only on Radio Paradise would you ever hear this.  Go R.P.!
 lmic wrote:
Only just beginning to appreciate this album. I recall it feeling like kind of a letdown after Fleetwood Mac and Rumours, back in da day.
 

Yeah, I remember listening to this in a friend's dorm room at Columbia when it first came out. Critics thought that the use of a marching band (Stanford's?) on a song was dumb and that the album was a bloated mess. But I like this song—didn't remember it, but it was a welcome reminder that Fleetwood Mac has done a lot more than a handful of overplayed chestnuts. 
Only just beginning to appreciate this album. I recall it feeling like kind of a letdown after Fleetwood Mac and Rumours, back in da day.


love it love it love it...

I've never heard this song before. It's gorgeous. I thought it was Neil Finn at first.
9 at least!
These guys *still* sound new and fresh and different - FM stands the test of time, for sure.



I have got this vinyl album...  love it...


I wish they would accept "I Know I'm Not Wrong" off of this CD.
It's got one of the coolest harmonica riffs ever.
But alas... it's not meant to be.




Fleetwood Mac - As Stevie said........"Timeless..." {#Smile}
I was a big Fleetwood Mac fan growing up and I still love this album. It was always one of my favorites. Nice to hear! {#Bounce}
djblitz wrote:
First!
Slashdot is thataway... {#Rolleyes}  At least have the decency to make a lucid comment instead of wasting space and bandwidth.

Now this is one of the reasons I listen to RP.  You'll never hear this on any other media.




Oh, yes, this is one of the sweet ones from Tusk...  great melody, instruments, rhythm, lyrics—  this song sneaks up on you, and suddenly you realize hey this song is great!




great to hear after all these years.  sounds pretty timeless to me.
First!